How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Just got a new iPhone 7, but don't know how to transfer music from the old iPhone to the new one?

Just purchased some songs, but have no idea on how to share them between two iPhones? 

Don't Miss Out:

Apple made it difficult and complicated to share music between two iPhones. Though finally iTunes can do this for you, you'll need hours for waiting and you're at risk losing the music on your iPhone. Is there a simple solution to transfer music from iPhone to iPhone directly? You just need to read this guide and you can do that easily without iTunes according to these two methods.

Method 1: How to Transfer Music from one iPhone to Another?

FonePaw iOS Transfer is the magic tool that can transfer music from iPhone to iPhone directly. It helps to transfer music, contacts, videos, photos and more data among your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod). Additionally, FonePaw iOS Transfer allows you to transfer music from iPhone to PC and back, transfer music from iPhone to iTunes as well, without any restrictions.

Free download the trial version of this program. Follow the steps below to drag each music from iPhone to iPhone.

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1. Launch the program and connect two iPhones to your computer

To transfer music from iPhone to iPhone, you need first to download, install and run the FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer. Then, connect two iPhones to your computer via USB cables and this music transfer software will load the info of your iPhones and show it on the main interface.

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2. Choose the music you want to transfer

In the left side menu, click "Media" under the iPhone you want to export music. Then, click "Music" on the top window. Check those songs you want to copy to another iPhone. You can select all of them or some of them.

3. Transfer music from iPhone to iPhone

Click the triangle under "Export to". In its pull-down menu, choose to export to your iPhone to transfer songs from iPhone to iPhone directly. This software will get the process done in few seconds and it depends on how much music you transfer. When the music transferring comes to an end, you are able to check the imported songs by clicking "Media" under the other iPhone category and then clicking "Music".

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPhone

Method 2: How to Transfer Songs from iPhone to iPhone Using AirDrop?

AirDrop is an ad-hoc service available on iPhone/iPad/iPod and Mac. It works with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as to export some contents between iOS devices. You can share songs, photos, contacts and so on from iPhone to iPhone with ease. In you case, it can also transfer music from old iPhone to new iPhone without a computer. Please learn your way through the instructions below.

Step 1. So far, AirDrop can only be launched in "Control Center". Please swipe up from the bottom of the screen on the both iPhones and then tap on "AirDrop" option.

Step 2. Now, you can select either "Contacts Only" or "Everyone". Then, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically switched on.

Note that "Contacts Only" means you can only be detected and seen via your contacts, and "Everyone" means via anybody.

Step 3. On the source device, launch "Music" app and tap "Songs".

Step 4. Choose a certain song and open the preview screen.

Step 5. Select "" option at the lower right corner and tap on "Share Song".

Step 6. From the pop-up, select the target device at AirDrop column.

Step 7. On the target device, tap "Accept" to receive the song.


 AirDrop can only export one song at a time.

Don't forget to switch off "AirDrop" to "Receiving off".


Comparison: Which Method is More Preferable?

If you're still hesitated, here lists the comparison of method 1 and method 2 in terms of advantages and disadvantages. You might as well take a look and make your choice.

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1. Able to export multiple songs at once.

2. Able to automatically convert songs to supported format.

3. Able to transfer between iOS device and Win/Mac, and vice versa.

4. Available on up to 15 types of data.

1. Able to quickly transfer single data.

2. Able to work without a computer.


1. Work with a computer.

1. One song at a time.

2. Few data supported.

When transferring is done, you can enjoy the music on both iPhones. By the way, FonePaw iOS Transfer also supports transferring music between any two iOS devices, such as transferring iPod music to iPod, or transferring iPhone music to iPad. This software fully supports all models of iPhone, iPod and iPad.

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